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Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn-the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.

Philosophical happiness is to want little; civil or vulgar happiness is to want much and enjoy much.

Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.

Pleasure is not pleasant unless it cost dear.

Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

Practice easing your way along. Don't get het up or in a dither. Do your best; take it as it comes. You can handle anything if you think you can. Just keep your cool and your sense of humor.

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, lie in three words, health, peace, and competence.

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

Sadness and gladness succeed each other.

Search for a single, inclusive good is doomed to failure. Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situation of experience its own full and unique meaning.

See to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.

Seek not outside yourself, heaven is within.

Seldom can the heart be lonely, If it seeks a lonelier still; Self-forgetting, seeking only Emptier cups of love to fill.

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.

Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.


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